Showing posts with label travel tech gadgets. Show all posts
Showing posts with label travel tech gadgets. Show all posts

Feb 4, 2016

What is the one thing you can't travel without?

Travelers rank their smartphones as more important
than pretty much everything



What is the one thing you can't travel without? If you're like a majority of travelers, you might be reading this story on it.

A study from Expedia found travelers worldwide consider their smartphone more vital to carry than basics like a toothbrush or even a driver's license.

Read more here: Travelers rank their smartphones as more important than pretty much everything http://mashable.com/2016/01/13/travel-necessities-smartphone/




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Jan 21, 2016

Travel News - Gadget Related - January

Travel News - Gadget Related - January


11 Remarkably Useful Chrome Extensions for Travelers
http://toomanyadapters.com/chrome-extensions-travelers

My Top 10 Must-Haves for International Travel
http://www.babble.com/babble-voices/my-top-10-must-haves-for-international-travel

Panasonic Debut Lumix DMC-ZS60 Travel Camera
http://www.ubergizmo.com/2016/01/lumix-dmc-zx60-travel-camera


From Travel Blogs:

Portable Personal Safe for Traveling from Master Lock

pennsylvaniaandbeyondtravelblog.com/2016/01/portable-personal-safe-for-traveling.html

How to Choose the Best Travel Blow Dryer
herpackinglist.com/2015/10/how-to-choose-the-best-travel-blow-dryer/

New Travel Gear You Can Use On Your Next Trip
petergreenberg.com/2015/10/19/new-travel-gear

3 Solid Reasons Why a Headlamp is the Best Travel Flashlight
travelfashiongirl.com/best-travel-flashlight

The One Little Thing: Noise Cancelling Headphones
herpackinglist.com/2015/12/noise-cancelling-headphones

5 Best Lightweight Laptops for Travelers
http://outoftownblog.com/5-best-lightweight-laptops-for-travelers/

Simple and Stylish Travel Accessories You Need To Use
practicaltravelgear.com/simple-and-stylish-travel-accessories-you-need-to-use

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Jan 11, 2016

What Are These Travel Gadgets Posts?

What Are These Travel Gadgets Posts?


Happy New Year. If you are new to this site or have visited in the past, with the new year new opportunities rolling out I would like to provide some background for the content and development behind Travel Tech Gadgets.
If I put something on my blog that I say I have used that means I spent a lot of time agonizing again and again over validity of the purchase. And have looked over many reviews from various sites and finally decided to get it.

Case in point, our new home internet router. We have been unhappy with the performance of the current router for months. It is the one that is provided by our internet company and is also 4+ years old. It does not meet the needs that we currently have for multiple laptops, phones, cameras, and streaming gadgets that are in our home. So I have been going back and forth deciding if we should ask the cable company for an updated router or buy a better version ourselves. It is either we get it 'free' or put up money at the front and hopefully enjoy a better performance. After contacting customer service and confirming that their new router is not much better than the current, I made the final decision to get the router that is highest rated on a couple of the top consumer gadget review sites. And can report that I am very glad I did. The speed and reach of wireless connection has increased significantly.

This works most of the time as the gadgets I finally get perform well. Hence this site.
I love travel and gadgets. And realized there are lot of useful gadgets that can make your travel better. Though most of the time the information is segmented and a lot of it comes out around holidays only. The rest of the year, it is tucked away in lower sections of sites.
Looking through many different gadgets on daily basis and reading through their reviews, I am hoping to provide a spot to get some insight on what is available, great to use, and coming up in travel and gadgets.

Best!

and Bonvoyage!


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Jan 7, 2016

10 radical travel trends to watch for in 2016

10 radical travel trends to watch for in 2016 
via roadwarriorvoices.com


Tiny house travel.
As our gadgets and airplane seats get smaller, so do our houses, at least according to Maggie McCombs, content marketer at Creative Lodging Solutions. Portable Tiny Houses are gaining traction, as they guarantee a cheap place to stay on the road – and you can not only travel with your own pillow, but with your own bed, too....
Read more here




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Dec 22, 2015

National Flashlight Day

National Flashlight Day

National Flashlight Day is on the same day as Winter Solstice, which this year is on December 22nd. It is the shortest day of the year. And that would make sense why you would need a flashlight, since you going to be in the dark a lot sooner and longer than any other day.
This day even has its own hashtag - #NationalFlashlightDay






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Nov 26, 2015

Top Travel Tech Gadgets Posts This Month

Top Travel Tech Gadgets Posts This Month


Must Have for Travel - Travel Insurance
http://traveltechgadgets.blogspot.com/2015/11/must-have-for-travel-travel-insurance.html

Aruba Vacation - Kids Gadgets and Accessories
http://traveltechgadgets.blogspot.com/2015/11/aruba-vacation-kids-gadgets-and_9.html

How to Keep Your Money Safe While Traveling
http://traveltechgadgets.blogspot.com/2015/11/how-to-keep-your-money-safe-while.html

New Cool Up-and-Coming Travel Gadgets - November
http://traveltechgadgets.blogspot.com/2015/11/new-cool-up-and-coming-travel-gadgets.html

Best Holiday Tech Gifts Ideas for Travel
http://traveltechgadgets.blogspot.com/2015/11/best-holiday-tech-gifts-ideas-for-travel.html



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Nov 2, 2015

Must Have for Travel - Travel Insurance

Must Have for Travel - Travel Insurance

"May the odds be ever in your favor" when you travel.
But if they happening to not favor you, travel insurance is very helpful

Why you need Travel Insurance
No one cares more about your money and well being than you do. There are good deals and times to splurge and there the other times when you should save. Travel insurance, as we have found out first hand, is essential for a trip. While you spend some upfront, this precaution will save you lots of headache, as well as money, later on.

It will only take one incident or accident to clarify the importance of being insured in a foreign country. You never know what will happen once you are there. The truth about getting injured overseas can really hurt

Travel advisories for other countries can be found here

Is Travel Insurance Worth It? This Tool Will Put It Into Perspective
Travel Insurance Scenarios

Why Buy Travel Insurance



RoamRight travel insurance, cover your next trip!

Should I Buy Travel Insurance? What does it cover?

Trip Cancellation – protects you in the event that you might need to cancel the trip. There are quite a number of reasons that this might happen, but the most common is sickness, injury, or death. There are plenty of stories of unforeseen circumstances that prevent folks from taking off.

Trip Interruption – this is similar to trip cancellation, but in this case, you are already on the trip and for one reason or other, have to leave. This can be due to tour provider changes, weather, or health reasons such as sickness or injury. Trip interruption insurance will protect your investment for a variety of reasons.

Trip Delay/Missed Connection – a snow storm has just dumped 2 feet of snow and your flight is cancelled. You are going to miss the ship’s departure.

Loss Baggage/Baggage Delay – If you have ever had your bags end up in different location than you are or just thought they might have, you know the feeling and the headache of missing luggage. The hassle and potential financial loss is huge. Not only would have to buy all the things you need again, but now you are paying double and spending your vacation time worrying about it. This type of insurance reimburse you for the things that are now missing, so that you don’t have to go out and pay to replace everything all by yourself. One note of caution though. Some travel insurance policies limit the amount they pay out on each specific item. So, if you’re travelling with an expensive camera, it is a good idea to insure it separately.

Emergency Accident/Sickness Medical Expense – have an accident, and need medical attention? This will protect your financial loss. An absolute must when traveling overseas.

Emergency Medical Evacuation/Repatriation – if you’re unable to get the medical attention you need, this will reimburse you for the airline flights, and necessary medical attention to get you from one place to another.

Travel Assistance & Concierge – if something happens, you pick up the phone and someone will walk you through your particular issue.






RoamRight travel insurance

How to Choose Travel Insurance

I found a great explanation and things to look for when shopping for travel insurance on Bootsnall blog: bootsnall.com/articles/15-07/travel-insurance.html
And one from REI: rei.com/learn/expert-advice/travel-insurance.html

Compare Travel Insurance plans by the leader in travel protection - Travelex Insurance!

How to Avoid Travel-Insurance Gotchas
smartertravel.com/here-how-to-avoid-travel-insurance-gotchas.html

RoamRight cruise travel insurance

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Oct 29, 2015

Travel News - Gadget Related

Travel News - Gadget Related


Movies & Shows Are Now Up In The Air:

Netflix on Virgin America
These companies announced a deal where travelers on Virgin America planes will be able to access their Netflix account right in there seat and stream shows and movies via WiFi. Virgin America is putting in new technology on all of its new planes with satellite-based Internet connectivity that is designed to get over the technical hurdles that prevent streaming video and other bandwidth-intensive services while in flight.
virginamerica.com/virgin-america-teams-up-with-netflix-to-offer-travelers-free-wifi-access


Amazon Prime on JetBlue
JetBlue has satellite-powered Wi-Fi, called Fly-Fi, to provide free, basic internet access on its flights. Similar to the deal above, JetBlue and Amazon have announced a partnership that will let passengers enjoy unlimited, on-demand entertainment. Passengers with Amazon Prime memberships will be able to watch movies and TV shows at 35,000 feet, at no additional cost to their membership. While customers can use JetBlue's free Wi-Fi tier, they will still have to pay whatever Amazon rental fees apply.

Here’s How Airplane Wi-Fi Works

From Travel Blogs:

My Favourite Travel Photography Gear
notwithoutmypassport.com/travel-photography

Travel Gadget: Canon EOS M3 Review
outoftownblog.com/canon-m3

Travel Tip: Risky Places to Use Free Wi-Fi Hotspots
petergreenberg.com/travel-tip-ricky-places-use-wi-fi-hotspots

7 useful travel gadgets
www.atlasandboots.com/useful-travel-gadgets

Julie’s gadget diary – Vacation tech lessons learned and a few travel tips
the-gadgeteer.com/julies-gadget-diary-vacation-tech-lessons-learned-and-a-few-travel-tips/




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Oct 12, 2015

Finders Keepers - How To Find and Keep Your Travel Gadgets

Finders Keepers - How To Find and Keep Your Travel Gadgets


Sometimes you have too many things with you or too many things on your mind, and you leave some stuff behind. That is especially true when traveling. Though when you away, forgetting something might mean you will never see it again. To make sure that you are not separated from your devices and other things there are gadgets and services available to track them and get them back to you

Smart Umbrella

One of the most common things left behind is an umbrella. It is not something we have with us on regular bases until it rains. So walking out of a restaurant, work, or other places you might not feel like you left anything behind until it starts pouring again and you have no cover. This smart gadget is looking to solve that. It has a built-in GPS so you can locate it and also connects with your smartphone via Bluetooth to remind you to take when rain is in the forecast.
incrediblethings.com/smart-umbrella-reminds-you-to-take-it-along-when-theres-a-chance-of-rain/

Locate Your Lost Gadgets With These Newest Gadgets
Keys are also at the top of the list of the most misplaced items. The trackers below can help locate them plus many other items that went missing

Track your phone, wallet, keys and anything else that you can fit it on with TrackR.



Related Content:
6 Ways to Find Your Stolen Laptop
Keep your friends close and your gadgets closer
6 Tips to Secure Your Smartphone
Top Ways to Keep Gadgets Safe While Traveling




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Oct 8, 2015

New Cool Up-and-Coming Travel Gadgets - October

New Cool Up-and-Coming Travel Gadgets - October

Solar Paper

It is a consumer-friendly solar chargers that is also friendly to environment. YOLK, the maker of Solar Paper, claims that it is the world’s thinnest and lightest personal solar charger. It is 1.5 mm thick. The overall size of the panel is a little larger than iPhone 6 Plus, measuring 7.5 inch long by 3.5 inch wide. And it can charge an iPhone in 2.5 hours.
http://www.sciencealert.com/new-solar-paper-charger-is-thin-enough-to-fit-between-the-pages-of-a-notebook

Robot butler delivers room service

If a guest is staying at the Aloft hotel in Cupertino, CA in Silicon Valley and have an inkling for a late night snack or missing toiletries, a knock on the door will be from a butler, a robot butler.

Jeans That Charge Your Phone
Courtesy of Joe’s Jeans
#Hello jeans as they being called by manufacturer Joe’s Jeans, have an iPhone pocket, plus an additional slot to hold a battery that is specially designed for the pants.
https://www.joesjeans.com/hello-jeans-phone-battery-charge-features.aspx

Apple's car plans are further along than you think
Image via TheMacObserver.com
Apple hired a large number of auto industry experts and had authorized the formation of a 1,000-person team tasked with developing an electric car. Apple is already scouting out locations suitable for test driving experiments and research.
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/aug/14/apple-self-driving-car-project-titan-sooner-than-expected

Road That Will Charge Your Electric Car



The UK is trialling a new road surface that charges your electric car as you drive
Europe, ie UK, looks to be way ahead of US in terms of testing and accepting new car and road technology. Though not very surprising as EU is usually ahead in this and other types of advances such as health and nutrition.
http://www.sciencealert.com/the-uk-is-trialling-a-new-road-surface-that-charges-your-electric-car-as-you-drive

The Road Ahead For Connected Cars
http://readwrite.com/2015/08/24/connected-car-future




Driverless ‘crash’ trucks ready to keep road crews safe
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/driverless-crash-trucks-ready-to-keep-road-crews-safe-2015-08-27

Gogo is going to offer 70Mbps in-flight internet
http://interestingengineering.com/gogo-is-going-to-offer-70mbps-in-flight-internet/

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Oct 5, 2015

One Little Thing Just Can’t Travel Without

Belkin SurgePlus Mini Travel Swivel Charger & Surge Protector

We find this gadget very useful and have wrote about it on more than one occasion:
Charge Your Gadget Before You Travel, Or Else
Best Holiday Gifts Ideas for Travel
Travel Gadgets for Traveling To Brazil for World Cup

This week we came across a great post from herpackinglist.com that emphasis the need for it as well as describes when and where it would be useful...
The One Little Thing: Travel Power Board post


Belkin Surge Protector Charger



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Aug 15, 2015

National Relaxation Day - August 15

National Relaxation Day - August 15

Did You Know?:

Today is the official National Relaxation Day. Time to relax and enjoy. And what better way to do so than a change of scenery. Go Travel. Take a gadget® TravelTechGadgets.com




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Jul 20, 2015

Cool New Innovations in Bike Gadgets

Cool New Innovations in Bike Gadgets

Closca Fuga Black collapsible helmet

Collapsible Bike Helmet
Closca Fuga Black collapsible helmet offers protection for your head and also fit in your bag. Make it easy to travel with while on the bike and when off. The helmet is made of three circular shell components, which fold down and nest inside each other to make a compact package. It has passed certification in Europe, Canada and the States, thanks to a combination of polystyrene and polycarbonate in the shell.
http://www.closca.co/products/closca-fuga

image via kickstarter.com
Litelok Bike Lock
The lock attaches easily to both your bike and your backpack. Litelok® is made from lightweight material that makes it significantly lighter than every other secure bike lock currently on the market. It is also more flexible than those locks which means it’s easier to secure around a much wider array of fixed objects such as tree trunks, lamp posts, concrete posts, fencing, railings, and signposts. The Litelok can withstand sustained attack from all of the tools commonly used by bike thieves such as cable cutters, bolt croppers, hacksaws, jacks, and hammers.


Electric bike capable of recharging itself
This bike is chainless yet powerful enough to provide riders of up to 16mph of speed via an integrated alternator that converts mechanical energy into an electrical energy designed to supplement the power of the rechargeable battery. All you have to do is pedal to recharge the battery. Plus it folds to 1/3 of its size so you can bring it anywhere with you.


Leatherman Tread Wearable Multi-Tool
http://bicycletimesmag.com/spotlight-leatherman-tread-wearable-multi-tool/

Zackees LED Turn Signal Gloves for Cycling
With these gloves, even the drivers who might not understand your hand signals previously will know your intentions for direction changes










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